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Nine Hong Kong activists go on trial over huge democracy rally

Two plead guilty with veteran politician Martin Lee among those in the dock over one of 2019’s biggest democracy protests. Two former Hong Kong legislators have pleaded guilty to charges of organising or participating in one of the biggest pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-controlled city in 2019. The two were among nine, including veteran pro-democracy […]

In Myanmar, protesters urge police to join democracy fight

Yangon, Myanmar – As thousands of protesters once again take to the streets across Myanmar in escalating protests against last week’s military coup, some have been met with force by the police for the first time. Videos on social media showed police firing water cannon at protesters in the isolated capital of Naypyidaw, as they […]

In Pictures: Protesters rally for Myanmar’s democracy across Asia

Protests in India, Indonesia and South Korea took place on Friday, with demonstrators calling for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar following a military coup. The solidarity rallies saw people march in Seoul, New Delhi and Jakarta, expressing support for the protesters in Myanmar who demand the release of the country’s civilian leader Aung San […]

Democracy Hero? Military Foil? Myanmar’s Leader Ends Up as Neither

In the years Myanmar was cowed by a military junta, people would tuck away secret photos of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, talismans of the heroine of democracy who would save her country from a fearsome army even though she was under house arrest. But after she and her party won historic elections in 2015 […]

Myanmar: A fragile democracy

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday after detaining leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures in the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) in a series of early morning raids. The people of the Southeast Asian nation are no strangers to military rule. The country was controlled by the armed forces until they […]

Palestinian elections: Democracy for no one

On January 15, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that legislative and presidential elections will take place in the West Bank and Gaza later this year. The decision came 15 years after Abbas was elected for what was meant to be a four-year term. After many similar announcements that did not come to fruition, […]

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday. Their escape follows the mass arrest of democracy figures in Hong Kong under a new national security law that is part of a mounting crackdown by China on the […]

Biden: Capitol siege result of Trump’s ‘contempt for democracy’

United States President-elect Joe Biden had harsh words on Thursday for the pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol, as well as for President Donald Trump himself, blaming him squarely for the violence. “What we witnessed yesterday was not dissent, it was not disorder, it was not protest. It was chaos,” Biden said on Thursday […]

Jailed Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong arrested for ‘subversion’

US Congress resumes electoral vote count as Republican leaders slam Trump mob attack WASHINGTON: As the Senate reconvened to count electoral votes, multiple Republican senators reversed course and said they won’t object to congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Their change of heart came after a violent mob stormed the US Capitol earlier Wednesday and […]

Dozens of Hong Kong democracy activists arrested as crackdown intensifies

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1609913871510553800 Wed, 2021-01-06 05:56 HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to “paralyze” and “overthrow” the city government, Secretary for Security John Lee said. The arrests represent the biggest crackdown on the opposition camp […]

Trump’s Call Leaves Allies Fearful for American Democracy

BRUSSELS — President Trump’s extraordinary, wheedling telephone call to state officials in Georgia seeking to overturn the election results there has shaken many Europeans — not so much for what it reveals about Mr. Trump himself, but for what it may portend for the health of American democracy. With just 16 days left in his […]

Hong Kong’s prominent democracy activists face agonising choice

Hong Kong’s high-profile activists and legislators increasingly find themselves having to choose between whether to stay in the Chinese territory and face arrest, or leave – possibly for good – as the government continues to step up political prosecutions. This week three of Hong Kong’s most well-known activists, Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, […]

Obama: Trump election challenge ‘delegitimising’ democracy #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The former president says he’s ‘troubled’ by Republicans who are ‘going along’ with Trump’s election rhetoric. Former President Barack Obama says he is “troubled” by Republicans “going along” with President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and argues it is “delegitimising” democracy. “They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like […]

Trump allegations ‘undermined trust in democracy’: OSCE observer #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The head of an international observer mission slammed President Trump’s allegations saying it harms public trust in democratic institutions. An international observer mission to the US elections has criticised President Donald Trump’s allegations of election rigging, saying he undermined trust in democracy. The mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which […]